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Black Rocks campground

Bundjalung National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Black Rocks campground.

Getting there and parking

Black Rocks campground is in the Black Rocks precinct of Bundjalung National Park. To get there: 

  • Access to Black Rocks campground is via Tuckombil Road and The Gap Road, near the town of Woodburn.
  • The turnoff to Tuckombil Road is 2km south of the southern end of the town of Woodburn.
  • Follow Tuckombil Road south for 1.8km, then turn left onto The Gap Road.
  • Black Rocks campground is 20km south along The Gap Road.
  • Please drive slowly along The Gap Road because it is unsealed.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

  • Parking is available on your campsite for tent or vehicle-based campsites.
  • Tent only sites 30-33: Parking is available in the carpark about 30-50m from campsites.
  • Group sites: Parking is available next to your group campsite.
  • Jerusalem Creek sites: This is a remote camping area, campers must park their vehicles in the main Black Rocks campground (4km walk).

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Bundjalung National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

Head to Iluka Bluff for a spectacular coastal view of the park, beaches and the mouth of the river – keep your eyes peeled for whales on their return migration.

Winter

Escape to the wintersun for a family camping holiday, it should still be warm enough for a swim so remember to bring your cozzie.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

20°C and 26°C

Highest recorded

42.5°C

Winter temperature

Average

12°C and 21°C

Lowest recorded

2.7°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

Between January and March

Driest month

Between August and October

Facilities

  • Campsites are marked and suitable for motorhomes, caravans, camper trailers, campervans and tents. Sites are unpowered.
  • There are 3 exclusive group camp areas: Black Rocks, Booroora and Yabra.
  • There are 2 remote tent-only campsites in Jerusalem Creek, located 4km from the main campground. The sites are accessible by taking the Jerusalem Creek walk, or by paddling downstream along Jerusalem Creek (non-powered craft or silent electric motors only). There are fire rings and picnic tables only in this area so campers should be self-reliant.
  • Canoe launching pontoon
  • Dump Ezy for caravans
  • Clothes line
  • Power, showers, water and rubbish bins are not available.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

There are fire rings with hotplate on each individual campsite. Group campsites each have a fire pit. Gas/electric barbecues are also available in the campground.

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Spear fishing is not permitted and spearguns may not be brought into the campground 

Prohibited

  • Amplified music is not permitted.
  • Glass is prohibited in watercrafts or campsites at the Jerusalem Creek sites. 

Gathering firewood

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Rocks in the ocean. Photo: Rob Cleary